Methacton School District HoursMorning Kindergarten: 9:05 a.m. - 11:55 p.m.Afternoon Kindergarten: 12:45-3:35 p.m.Elementary Schools (Grades 1-4): 9:05 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.Skyview Upper Elementary School (Grades 5-6): 8:35 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.Arcola Intermediate School (Grades 7-8): 8:10 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. ~ Office Hours 7 a.m.-4 p.m.Methacton High School (Grades 9-12): 7:40 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. ~ Office Hours 7 a.m.-3 p.m.Farina Education Center (Administration Offices) - Office Hours 8 a.m.-4p.m.
Arrowhead · Eagleville · Woodland · Worcester
The curriculum at the elementary school level includes: English language arts (reading, writing, listening, and speaking), mathematics, science, and social studies. The keystone to our elementary program is a balanced literacy approach that emphasizes the acquisition of a scope and sequence of skills and strategies within the context of reading and writing to ensure that our students become lifelong learners and problem solvers. A developmental guidance curriculum is taught by counselors at all grade levels. Beyond the regular day, the elementary schools have a co-curricular program that includes special area teachers in art, vocal music, instrumental music, specialized curricular areas, health and physical education, speech therapy and English as a second language. Instructional assistants support teaching efforts in many ways. All classrooms are equipped with networked computers for enrichment in language arts and mathematics.Skyview Upper Elementary School
Students at Skyview are grouped into teams. A typical fifth grade student day includes instruction in integrated language arts, math, social studies and science. Fifth graders attend special area classes on a six day cycle including: art, music, physical education, computer literacy, library and health. A typical sixth grade student day includes instruction in reading, English, math, science and geography. Sixth graders attend special area classes on a six day cycle including: art, music, library, technology education, health and physical education.The Skyview schedule operates as an upper elementary school with no bells. Each team has dedicated "flex" time throughout the six-day cycle to provide the opportunity for extension and supports. Dedicated time at the conclusion of the day allows students to participate in musical ensembles of their choice or focus on reading, and for teachers to provide continuing support.
Arcola Intermediate School
The intermediate school program is organized by teams in both seventh and eighth grades. Reading teachers are included on the seventh grade teams and on each of the eigth grade teams is a foreign language teacher. Expressive arts classes are also part of the daily schedule and two full-time counselors provide school guidance services. Over 50 clubs are offered to students each quarter as well as a comprehensive music program in both seventh and eighth grades. Students also have the opportunity to try-out for seasonal PIAA sports teams.The High School campus houses students in grades nine through 12. Individualized schedules are provided to all students that reflect a strong core curriculum with the flexibility to explore various academic and personal interests. Vocational-Technical training is available through the Northern Montgomery County Technical Career Center to develop occupational and career skills and to prepare students for further education in related fields. The Counseling staff offers a full range of services to students and parents from college and career planning to individual counseling needs. Extensive technology applications include state of the art computer labs, Internet access throughout the building and a full range of computer based curricular offerings. The library houses over 32,000 volumes as well as access to various electronic media. A complete telecommunications studio provides daily student broadcasts integrated with courses designed to prepare students for the twenty-first century. Students also participate in a wide variety of co-curricular programs including interscholastic sports in the Pioneer Athletic Conference, and a nationally recognized Community Service Program all focused on preparing students to be lifelong learners.